There are a few tasty remixes of The Rapture’s ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ floating around the web at the moment. The first one is from A-Trak – and it’s dedicated to the late great DJ Mehdi. Here’s what A-trak had to say about the remix.
“I did this remix over the summer, and when I was close to finishing it I played it to my friend, the irreplaceable DJ Mehdi. We often played each other our productions for feedback. As it turns out he and Riton were visiting New York so they stopped by my apartment. I was working on the main version of the remix, the vocal version. I knew I would make a few alternate edits during the mixdown. The funny thing was, Mehdi’s favorite part was the ending! He and Riton suggested that I have that part come in earlier. My reaction was: that would work well for the dub version. And sure enough, when I finished mixing it down I made a dub with their suggestion. When I sent it to Mehdi shortly after, he responded (as a joke) that I should call it “Dub For Mehdi”. He included it in his “Tunisian Summer” mix. And then, as we all know, the unimaginable happened and we lost our dear friend. The least I can do now is name the edit after him. This one’s for you, Memed.”
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love ( A-Trak Dub aka DJ Mehdi Dub)
And there’s also one by iCompute, he’s is the chap who sung the lyrics on the last two Tronic Youth single’s (no idea) – he goes for a melting, hazy interpretation – plenty of soft keys, filters and disco goodness.